Fair if a Little Chilly

Today I have two photographs for you. One is of a poinsettia in Yanni’s garden on the bend in the road in Lieni. A far cry from those small gift-wrapped pots from the florist at Christmas. Yanni has one of the most efficient small gardens I know. There is always something in flower and always something for the kitchen.

The other is of the mail bags waiting to be loaded onto the Proteus today. When we went to the post office this morning they were still buried under the mountain of bags that arrived from Rhodes yesterday afternoon. Never mind email, there is still a lot of snail mail out there!

Despite some very pessimistic forecasts from the Hellenic Meteorological Service Symi has seen nothing more than a sprinkle of rain last night and a few clouds. It looks as though Symi will have good weather for the Christmas long weekend and those who will be travelling tomorrow and Saturday will be in luck. Other parts of Greece are experiencing rain and snow at present but down here, in God’s Little Acre (as some regular visitors fondly refer to Symi) all is fair, if a little chilly.

For those of you who missed it on the Noticeboard, ANES still has not released the January ferry schedule but will do so as soon as the mail boat contract is decided. They have told me to assure you that they are as anxious as everyone else to know what is happening to the boats in January (if not more) and as soon as the mail boat contract is finally announced they will put up the schedule on www.anes.gr.

Have a very enjoyable Christmas long weekend. The Symi Visitor office will be closed for the holiday as we have our own turkeys to baste and sprouts to boil…


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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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